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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Hold Your Wee for a Wii" Case Heading to Trial

The Sacramento Bee has details on the most recent events in the litigation resulting from an ill-conceived competition held by a radio station a couple of years ago.  (Prior posts here.)  As the name of the contest suggests, contestants were required to drink water and keep from urinating; the one who lasted longest won a Wii game console.  One contestant died as a result.

The trial will include both the wrongful death case brought by the family of the woman who died as well as the negligence cases brought by three other contestants, who allege physical and emotional ailments from taking part in the competition.

The case is expected to take at least seven weeks.


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